Purple Gallinule - ©Allesandro Abate -- seeing these in Florida and again in Spain was a highlight of my birding life!
South Island Takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand. Image via Bird's Eye View at www.Facebook.com/aBirdsEyeViewForYou
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Takahe - Auckland Zoo, New Zealand
Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family.
The Takahe was believed to be extinct in 1898, but an extensive search party rediscovered the bird in 1948.
Takahe on Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, Te Awamutu, NZ
Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) Looks like a giant purple gallinule x moorhen x dinosaur!! <3
Recently, the Borneo Toad was rediscovered after 87 years. Although certainly rare, the Borneo Toad is not the only animal to have been lost for years. In fact, it did not even have to wait the longest.
Aves Acuáticas Gallina de Agua Vintage Brendan Wenzel
See rare and endangered birds living on Tiritiri Matangi Island (including Takahe and Stitchbirds), an open bird sanctuary on New Zealand's North Island.
Once thought to be extinct, but found to still be alive in small numbers, the takahe is one of New Zealand's most beautiful flightless birds.
Hunters mistake critically endangered takahe birds for another species.
THE TAKAHE STRUT :)